This cocktail is adapted from the version that we discovered at Bouchon Bistro in Yountville. Reminiscent of grapefruit, this drink is actually much stronger than it tastes.
The basic ingredients are Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and lemon juice:
2 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. St. Germain
1/2 oz. Meyer Lemon Juice (1/4 oz. lemon + 1/4 oz. lime juice also works)
Stir all ingredients together with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist or rind.
Bouchon uses Magellan Gin, the “original blue gin” made in France, where St. Germain is also made. The Pont Neuf (French for “new bridge”) is the oldest standing bridge in Paris; perhaps this cocktail is a new bridge to the old country. Magellan adds a beautiful aqua tinge to the cocktail; unfortunately, we finished our bottle long ago so we used Beefeater this time around.
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